Young Citizens

Author: Eldin Fahmy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351870672
Release Date: 2017-03-02
Genre: Social Science

Recent years have witnessed growing concerns about the disengagement of young people from conventional politics both in Britain and internationally. Their non-participation is often viewed as reflecting both a deeper political alienation and 'apathy' amongst young people, and a wider political malaise across western societies. Based upon a wide range of UK and European survey sources, together with qualitative and policy-focused analyses, this volume explores the attitudes of young people to politics and government in Britain and assesses the prospects for re-engaging young people with the formal political process. Young Citizens will be a valuable reference for academics, researchers, policy makers and practitioners in the fields of sociology, social policy, citizenship studies and youth studies.

Young Europe

Author: Hannah Olle
Publisher: JKP
ISBN: 9781907969485
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: Education

Young Europe asks young people aged between 9 and 14 what Europe means to them and looks at their participation in decision-making. It also considers how they might be encouraged to become more active European citizens. This book of interest to anyone concerned with young people's participation in decision-making and particularly to those wishing to promote young peoples involvement in Europe, as well as to young citizens across the European Union. A report funded by the European Youth Programme and based on data collected by the British Youth Council as part of the UK consultation for the European Youth Policy.

Young Citizens and Political Participation in a Digital Society

Author: P. Collin
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137348838
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: Social Science

Drawing on diverse theoretical perspectives, this book examines questions of youth citizenship and participation by exploring their meanings in policy, practice and youth experience. It examines young people's participation in non-government and youth-led organisations, and asks what can be done to bridge the democratic disconnect.

Young People s Political Participation in Western Europe

Author: Gema Garcia Albacete
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137341310
Release Date: 2014-10-10
Genre: Political Science

Are young people today politically 'apathetic'? Or are they democratically 'mature' citizens? This book examines several types of involvement to reveal changes in young people's political participation in Europe in recent decades. It uses various concepts of 'age' to compare participation across countries and over time.

Societal Peace and Ideal Citizenship for Turkey

Author: Pinar Enneli
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739149225
Release Date: 2011-08-16
Genre: Social Science

This book aims to understand the ways and means for ensuring societal peace by evaluating problems about citizenship in the Turkish regime. It also offers the ideal citizenship regime for Turkey in relation to various issues, such as the environment, gender, youth, and poverty.

Young Citizens in the Digital Age

Author: Brian D. Loader
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134131570
Release Date: 2007-08-07
Genre: Political Science

A social anxiety currently pervades the political classes of the western world, arising from the perception that young people have become disaffected with liberal democratic politics. Voter turnout among 18-25 year olds continues to be lower than other age groups and they are less likely to join political parties. This is not, however, proof that young people are not interested in politics per se but is evidence that they are becoming politically socialized within a new media environment. This shift poses a significant challenge to politicians who increasingly have to respond to a technologically mediated lifestyle politics that celebrates lifestyle diversity, personal disclosure and celebrity. This book explores alternative approaches for engaging and understanding young people’s political activity and looks at the adoption of information and ICTs as a means to facilitate the active engagement of young people in democratic societies. Young Citizens in a Digital Age presents new research and the first comprehensive analysis of ICTs, citizenship and young people from an international group of leading scholars. It is an important book for students and researchers of citizenship and ICTs within the fields of sociology, politics, social policy and communication studies among others.

Young People in Transition

Author: C. Pole
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230597778
Release Date: 2005-07-25
Genre: Social Science

The essays in this collection represent a major contribution to our understanding of youth and transitions to key areas of adult citizenship, including employment, independent living arrangements and political participation. The education of children and young people in 'citizenship' usually emphasizes either rights or responsibilities, through the concept of 'active citizenship'. The central concern of the book is to address the tensions and contradictions between the teaching of active citizenship and the real life difficulties many young people face in the practical transition to being adult citizens in modern life.

Youth Policy in Moldova

Author: Anna-Mari Hamalainen
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9287166927
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

Youth policy in Moldova, is the latest in the Council of Europe series of youth policy reviews. As Moldova is the 16th country to be reviewed since 1997, this report has been enriched by the experience gained from the previous reviews of countries in western and eastern Europe and one in the Commonwealth of independent States (Armenia). These reviews have nurtured the development of an informed way of thinking about youth policy and strategies for implementation. The report is based on a cross-sectoral understanding of youth policy, it focuses on youth policy structures, education (formal and especially non-formal), transition to the labour market and entrepreneurship. There are overviews of policy related to social security (health and social protection, childcare), juvenile justice and sport. Particular attention has been paid to questions such as migration, urbanrural divisions and the Transnistria issue. There is also a chapter dedicated to cross-cutting issues, including y

The Networked Young Citizen

Author: Brian D. Loader
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317696940
Release Date: 2014-06-05
Genre: Political Science

The future engagement of young citizens from a wide range of socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds in democratic politics remains a crucial concern for academics, policy-makers, civics teachers and youth workers around the world. At a time when the negative relationship between socio-economic inequality and levels of political participation is compounded by high youth unemployment or precarious employment in many countries, it is not surprising that new social media communications may be seen as a means to re-engage young citizens. This edited collection explores the influence of social media, such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, upon the participatory culture of young citizens. This collection, comprising contributions from a number of leading international scholars in this field, examines such themes as the possible effects of social media use upon patterns of political socialization; the potential of social media to ameliorate young people’s political inequality; the role of social media communications for enhancing the civic education curriculum; and evidence for social media manifesting new forms of political engagement and participation by young citizens. These issues are considered from a number of theoretical and methodological approaches but all attempt to move beyond simplistic notions of young people as an undifferentiated category of ‘the internet generation’.

Young Citizens and New Media

Author: Peter Dahlgren
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134156276
Release Date: 2013-10-11
Genre: Political Science

This book integrates four distinct topics: young people, citizenship, new media, and learning processes. When taken together, these four topics merge to define an arena of social and research attention that has become compelling in recent years. The general international concern expressed of declining democratic engagement and the role of citizenship today becomes all the more acute when it turns to younger people. At the same time, there is growing attention being paid to the potential of new media – especially internet and mobile telephony – to play a role in facilitating newer forms of political participation. It is clear that many of the present manifestations of ‘new politics’ in the extra parliamentarian domain, not only make sophisticated use of such media, but are indeed highly dependent on them. With an impressive array of contributors, this book will appeal to those interested in a number of spheres, including media and cultural studies, political science, pedagogy, and sociology.

Political Engagement Amongst Ethnic Minority Young People

Author: T. O ́Toole
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137313317
Release Date: 2013-09-26
Genre: Political Science

This book engages with debates on ethnic minority and Muslim young people showing, beyond apathy and violent political extremism, the diverse forms of political engagement in which young people engage.

Genderware

Author: Mariette Sineau
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287153432
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Social Science

It is a common misconception that the battle for gender equality in political life has been won. In most member states, women are significantly under-represented in local, regional and national decision-making bodies. On a Europe-wide level, they account for only 18 % of parliamentary membership. This book traces the history of the Council of Europe policy on promoting the women's participation in political life. It describes the principles and methods behind policies, the institutional mechanisms on which they are based, and analyses the major topics involved. It concludes by discussing areas essential for future work: gender quotas for political parties, guaranteed social rights for women and the reinforcement of secularity.

New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society

Author: Jan W. van Deth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136498664
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Political Science

This book examines citizen engagement in contemporary democratic politics and the development of new participatory forms. Based on empirical information gathered from citizens, activists and organizations, it examines the changing face of democratic participation. Advanced democracies are ‘plagued’ by the complex problem of basing political decisions on the active engagement of citizens and citizens’ organisations. Although the benefits of an active citizenry appear great, the reality is that most citizens positively embrace a relatively marginal role in organised politics. The conventional activist –citizens as active members engaged in voluntary associations and collective decision-making – seems to be replaced by passive supporters and donors or ephemeral or episodic democratic participators. This volume aims to address several issues at the core of this transformation: the rise of checkbook participation, the growing attractiveness of individualized forms of participation, and the increasing relevance of professional expertise. Looking beyond the traditional single focus on participation or on organizations in isolation, the book innovatively examines the empirical link that can be established between actual developments in democratic participations and the organizational framework in European countries. New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society is essential reading for students and scholars of democracy, participation, civil society, politics and sociology.

Reflections on the Future of Democracy in Europe

Author:
Publisher: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9789287158123
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Political Science

This publication contains papers presented at a conference, held in November 2004 in Barcelona and organised by the Council of Europe. The purpose of the conference (held to mark the end of the three-year integrated project "Making democratic institutions work") was to discuss issues relating to the challenges and opportunities facing governments in Europe to strengthen democratic reform and encourage greater public participation. Topics covered include: promoting inclusive elections; financing of political parties; popular initiatives and referendums; and how modern communication technologies can affect the democratic process.